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Bus service changes coming

Depending which option is selected, Cheney residents and Eastern Washington University students will see some definite changes in bus service in late 2018. Representatives from Spokane Transit Authority outlined those changes at the Cheney Planning...

'Community living room' under way

Local and state officials turned out for a Nov. 8 groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Airway Heights recreation center, and it's a good thing they did. At the rate site crews are moving,...

Sheriff's Office warns of ongoing phone scams

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive reports of scammers trying to lie, intimidate and threaten people into giving up their money or personal information, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft. In a news release,...

Sara Evans coming to Northern Quest

Acclaimed country music star Sara Evans brings her all-acoustic performance to Northern Quest Resort & Casino's Pend Oreille Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices ...

New faces head up ML council

New Medical Lake Mayor Shirley Maike will take the lead on a largely new City Council in 2018. The 20-year council member maintained the lead she earned on the Nov. 7 election night and will move one seat to the left on the dais to replace John...

Bus service changes coming

The most visible sign of what is taking place to improve transit operations in the Spokane area, and specifically on the West Plains, is the earth being moved along Interstate 90 at Exit 272. That's...

Thanksgiving deadlines

The Cheney Free Press will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Therefore, we will be laying out the Nov. 23 issue on Monday, Nov. 20; printing and mailing on Tuesday, Nov. 21, for delivery... Full story

MEDICAL LAKE ELECTION RESULTS

“As of Nov. 13, 2017” Mayor Votes Pct. Shirley Maike 513 54.46 Mike Suniga 421 44.69 City Council Position 1 John Paikuli 713 88.24 Monica Manza* 95 11.76 City Council Poition. 2 John Merrick 501 55.98 Elizabeth Rosenbeck 390 43.58 City Council...

Air Force and Airway Heights reach water agreement

In a recent press release, it was announced that the U.S. Air Force has agreed to cover the cost to purchase drinking water for the city of Airway Heights, which became effective on Nov. 1. It is an...

Shermer lecture shines light on closed minds

Dr. Michael Shermer did what he does best before a full house in the second-floor former library at Eastern Washington University's Hargreaves Hall last Nov. 9. Try to offer some light into the oft...

Eastern soccer falls 2-1 in 2OTs to USC

The Eastern Washington women’s soccer team pushed the defending national champion University of Southern California right to the edge, but not over. The 14th-ranked Eagles lost to the No. 3 Trojans 2-1 in double overtime last Saturday, ending...

Cheney, Medical Lake runners compete at Boise

Cheney High School cross country runners competed in the NXR Northwest Regional Championships last Saturday, Nov. 11, on the 5,000-meter course at Eagle Island State Park in Boise, Idaho. Running as team Pacific Pod, the Cheney girls finished 20th...

EWU hoop teams picked mid-pack in Big Sky

New Eastern Washington men's basketball coach Shantay Legans will be out to prove the polls wrong. In 2016-17 as an assistant to head coach Jim Hayford, who dashed off to Seattle University, Legans...

For Eagle football players it's a lesson hopefully learned

It certainly wasn’t the kind of coverage Gage Gubrud was used to seeing in print. Even following back-to-back losses, his Eastern Washington University Eagle football team had endured that has put their nearly almost automatic playoff season...

Blackhawks give good account at state swimming

A season that began with a little uncertainty ended with a lot of promise for the future for the Cheney High School girls swimming team. The Blackhawks began 2017 absent several prominent swimmers from 2016 due to graduation, but ended by sending a...

Eagles close out regular season, hope for shot at playoffs

Fourteen Eastern Washington University seniors will not be playing for a Big Sky Championship in 2017, but they still hope to keep their season going. That’s where things stand as the Eagles close out the regular season of Big Sky Conference play...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Friday, Nov. 17, EWU at Nevada Las Vegas, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, EWU vs. Georgia State (at MGM Resort, Las Vegas), 1:30 p.m. Wednesday,...

Sports Briefs

FOOTBALL Sendelbach receives pair of honors Sophomore Jack Sendelbach earned a pair of Big Sky Conference Player of the Week honors after helping lead EWU’s sterling defensive effort in a 21-14 victory over North Dakota on Nov. 11. He was the...

It is the most wonderful time of the year

It just blows my mind that a week from today is Thanksgiving. This year has flown by. But I am also very excited as it is one of my favorite times. My family and I don’t have too many traditions but last year was the first year we did the Turkey...

Residents asked to 'Remember 1993' when looking at election results

Twenty-five years ago, business took a beating in Olympia. The swing to the left in the 1992 general election was swift and potent. It drove higher costs to employers and more government regulations. Warning: Today’s political winds are blowing...

FDA can help vulnerable patients take 'last-resort' medications

Imagine you’re diagnosed with a rare cancer. There are no FDA-approved treatments. But after frantically searching the internet, you discover hopeful news — a pharmaceutical company is developing a possible cure. Unfortunately, the drug is in...

EWU Student and Alumni Bazaar opens in downtown Cheney

The Eastern Washington University Downtown Gallery, located at 404 Second St., opened the EWU Student and Alumni Bazaar on Nov. 13. About 14 students and alumni are selling their artwork for...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 15, 2007 Public works director Don MacDonald said that the test boring results from the new No. 8 Well in Cheney revealed it merits further development as a groundwater well. The...

Student protection

The Horton-Strength Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3386 in Airway Heights recently completed their latest community service project - a school bus stop shelter for the Cheney School District....

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Nov. 21, Flightless Bird Running Club,... Full story

Bloom's celebrate 50th

Gene and Shirley Bloom recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The party was hosted by their son Darren and daughter-in-law Stephanie, along with granddaughters...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 19. You may watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education for...

Leanard Eugene Frerichs

On Nov. 7, 2017, Leanard Eugene Frerichs, 82, walked into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior. He was born on May 23, 1935 to Edward and Thelma (Davis) Frerichs. Leanard joins his beloved wife,...

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